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Posted 2019-05-13T11:39:00Z

Family of Three

Today is the day we are a family of three! We arrived in India this morning, took a nap, ate 2nd breakfast and went to go get our girl. Kira May Capistrant is in our forever family.

We brought Kira to a government office down the block and got her passport and birth documents for our visa interview later this week. We are so thankful to God for the caregivers who have loved and watched over our little one until today. It was obvious that they liked Kira as they would smile and say hi to her when they passed by. We are glad to be able to thank them and hug them for their care.

God answers prayers and provides abundantly. Kira’s paperwork is all prepared and she is ready to go for our other appointments, even with extra photos for her visa application. The hotel staff is very accommodating and excited for us. The Lord provided us with a room with a little extra space to be able to spend quality time together as a family.

Our room has the sounds of prayers over our family, Kelsey’s beautiful voice singing over Kira, and a child crying fighting her afternoon nap… but now as I finish this post, Kira is asleep in mama’s arms:

To mother is “to bring up a child with care and affection.”


Next, we fly to Delhi on Wednesday for examinations and embassy interviews.

We love Kira May.

Pray for our appointments, for our family bonding time and for our travel to go smoothly.

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Comments (18)

  • Patti Gregerson
    Patti Gregerson

    So thankful and excited for your beautiful family! Continuing to pray for travel mercies and wonderful bonding times together! Love you!! Patti

    one year ago · Reply
  • Diane D. Kuehn
    Diane D. Kuehn

    I'm so happy for the three of you, yes I've been praying for you. What a great joy to see her in your arms. I hope to meet her soon. 🤗

    one year ago · Reply
  • Carey Eigen
    Carey Eigen

    Love the pictures! Especially the toes. Been praying regularly as the Lord brings you to mind. So thankful for this wonderful update!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Gwen


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  • Karrie Kjeldahl
    Karrie Kjeldahl


    one year ago · Reply
  • Debbie Anderson
    Debbie Anderson

    We are SO glad everything is going well! Continuing our prayers as you have listed. God is so good, and as a father He understands what's in your hearts. Thank You Lord for Kira May! (The pics are adorable ❤️).

    one year ago · Reply
  • Dan and Tara Larsen
    Dan and Tara Larsen

    What a wonderful update to hear. The Lord is so good to have all the details of the paperwork go so smoothly. She's yours! Praying for each of you-for patience, rest, and joy while you bond. Kira's adorable. Love you guys. T

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lynnette Danielson
    Lynnette Danielson

    Happy Mother's Day Kelsey! You and your family of three are in our hearts and prayers.💕

    one year ago · Reply
  • Heidi Lee
    Heidi Lee

    PRECIOUS!!! I am in tears of joy for your dear family! It is absolutely amazing to know and experience the sovereignty of God first hand in bringing you and precious Kira together as a forever family! He is to be praised for how he orchestrates all this together for your good and His glory! Adoption is a blessing from the Lord!!!! Happy Mother's Day Kelsey!!!! Best Mother's Day present ever!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Elizabeth McLain
    Elizabeth McLain

    Yay! Congratulations! Happy Mother’s Day, Kelsey!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Laurie Schaefer
    Laurie Schaefer

    Kira is such a beautiful miracle!! Happy Mother’s Day Kelsey 😊

    one year ago · Reply
  • Beverly Wentworth
    Beverly Wentworth

    Thank you for the pictures of your family of three. What a blessing to have Kira in time for Mother's Day. Continued prayers as you journey through all that is required and as you travel home. Prayers especially as you bond as a family.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Nancy A Loge
    Nancy A Loge

    Praise the Lord for answered prayers! We are so thankful all has gone well and continue to pray for travel and meetings to go well with all needed documents ready, and for bonding time for your family. She is beautiful!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Ann E Fenderson
    Ann E Fenderson

    Congratulations! It is so evident that the Lord is going before you, paving the way. I’m sure he will continue all the way through your move to Willmar and beyond. Miss you and praying for you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Joel & Kathy Hanson
    Joel & Kathy Hanson

    Friends, I wept with gratefulness as I read this. Kira's life changed forever today. God is so very good. Praying for you without ceasing friends! Love you. Joel & Kathy Hanson

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Osterlund
    Mary Osterlund

    Love seeing and reading all of this. So happy all is going well. I thought of you yesterday and was so thankful that Kelsey you could celebrate your first Mother's Day with Kira in your arms. We'll continue to pray for all the details, bonding, and the joys of parenthood. Sending love!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jeannie Kirkpatrick
    Jeannie Kirkpatrick

    Pictures are worth a thousand words.... just so wonderful. What a 💝!!! 💞💞💞

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lisa O'Leary
    Lisa O'Leary

    I love that mama is also asleep in baby's arms 💖

    one year ago · Reply